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Ironwood's Microbia acquired by Dutch firm

September 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Microbia Inc., the Lexington subsidiary of Cambridge-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc., has been acquired by Dutch life sciences firm Royal DSM N.V.

RXi teams up with EyeGate Pharma

September 22, 2010 9:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. of Worcester and EyeGate Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Waltham today said they will collaborate on an effort to deliver RNAi therapeutics to the eye to treat retinal disorders.

Neuro Kinetics to Showcase Enhanced Control & Analysis Software at Otolaryngology Conference

September 22, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 /-  Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) ( www.neuro-kinetics.com ), manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide to test for vestibular and neurological conditions, said today that it will demonstrate its recently enhanced VEST™ control...

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Florida Osteopathic Physicians to Learn Value of VAP® Cholesterol Test at Annual Seminar

September 22, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 22 /- Atherotech Diagnostics Lab will exhibit its VAP® Cholesterol Test in booth 121 at the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) Mid-Year Seminar held September 24-26 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla. FOMA is the state association for...

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AstraZeneca Joins Rochester Initiative to Further Cardiac Safety

September 22, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca purchased a one-year membership to gain access to an international repository of data designed to aid industry and academic researchers developing new technologies to improve cardiac safety. The database, called the...

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Rural/Metro to buy Pridemark Paramedic Services

September 22, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rural/Metro Corp. will buy Pridemark Paramedic Services in order to expand its services in Colorado. Terms were not disclosed.Rural/Metro, an ambulance and private fire protection services provider, said late Tuesday that the deal will likely add $12 million in new ambulance revenue.Pridemark...

Personal Exoskeletons for Paraplegics

September 22, 2010 8:32 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A mobile device helps patients with spinal cord injuries walk.

Biogen gets beat on new MS pill

September 22, 2010 8:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. may face a tough day, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the first ever treatment for multiple sclerosis in pill form, called Gilenya, from Novartis. The drug approval is considered to be a watershed moment in the treatment of the disease.

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60 Watt Open Frame AC LED Driver Series Is Ultra Compact

September 22, 2010 7:15 am | Recom Power, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

RECOM has added a new series of 60 Watt open frame AC input LED drivers to its range of LightLine constant current LED drivers. The new products are approx. half the size of their competitors.

Five-Axis Machining Center Minimizes Workpiece Setup

September 22, 2010 6:54 am | Makino | Product Releases | Comments

Makino’s F5-5XR vertical machining center combines the speed, precision and flexibility required for tight tolerance, five-axis, hard-milling applications.

Light Guides Provide Backlighting Solution for Touch Enabled Display Graphics

September 22, 2010 6:43 am | Global Lighting Technologies ( Glt), Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-thin light guides from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) utilize the company’s unique LED-based edge-lighting technology to provide an ideal solution for backlighting touch-enabled display graphics...

Genetic factor in osteoporosis discovered

September 22, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish researchers have confirmed there is a genetic risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Although more studies are still needed, these findings will make it possible to take preventive measures.

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Brush-Commutated DC Motors Deliver Smooth-Running Performance and Quiet Operation

September 22, 2010 6:34 am | Ametek Technical & Industrial Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This family of iron core DC motors incorporates bonded neodymium iron boron magnets, providing economical alternatives to coreless products.

AgaMatrix, Sanofi-aventis launch glucose meter plug-in for iPhone

September 22, 2010 6:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

AgaMatrix Inc., a Salem, N.H.-based maker of blood glucose-monitoring products, and its Paris partner Sanofi-aventis have launched blood glucose monitoring devices BGStar and iBGStar that connect to the Apple iPhone or iPod touch.

Rapid Micro Biosystems signs $6.7M vaccine testing deal

September 22, 2010 6:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc. has signed a deal with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority that could net up to $6.7 million for the Bedford-based microbial contamination detection firm.

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